OK, I have a bit of a nit to pick today.
I noticed that Backbase has a new LiveGrid (payware) component with a demo powered by yahoo search.
This kind of surprised me - it looks very similar to Rico's LiveGrid demo powered by yahoo.
Of course, the Rico LiveGrid demos were posted last summer.
Now, on openrico.org we did post a weather demo using Rico's accordion behavior that looked very similar to Laszlo's weather demo. However, Laszlo was acknowledged (with a link) on the demo page as being the creater of the demo that we copied. The exact quote is:
The resemblance to Laszlo Systems weather application is on purpose. It is meant to compare their flash based solution with a pure DHTML/Ajax solution.
BTW, I just noticed that Laszlo revamped their weather demo to be slicker than ever.
Now, I have yet to see the Backbase site reference Rico - I am sure for good reason (because they are trying to sell their product). Now, perhaps I am being a bit too sensitive, but it seems that open source projects more readily provide credit and references where they are due. I wonder if payware will follow suit - probably not.
I suppose in the long run its a win for software development, but still a bit of a shock.
OK, rant over.
Update: I may have sounded off like a child with my feelings hurt. Sorry Backbase. And, I do appreciate whole flatery thing.
However,I think that there is another underlying topic here. Guess I am just being a bit sentimental this morning. Wait... nope...were safe, looks like the sky is still up there ;-)
I get really excited about the speed at which ideas are evolving in the web space. However, I am wondering if we will become somewhat saddened when we will no longer be able to track the evolution of ideas on a broad scale (assuming we still can). Kind of like seeing children growing up too quickly and not having photos to remember them by. I am wondering if the classical language evolution graph, that shows which languages inspired others, may be a thing of the past. Will there be such a thing as web/technology historians in the future?
However,I think that there is another underlying topic here.
Guess I am just being a bit sentimental this morning. Wait... nope...were safe, looks like the sky is still up there ;-)